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New member-Need advice about persistent LBP with radiating pain into legs

edited 09/18/2015 - 11:07 PM in Lower Back Pain
I´m new to this forum. I´m from Argentina, 24 years old, and used to do lots of sports. Before getting into details, I want to apologize for any inconvenients with my english. Well, one and a half year ago (January 2014) I lifted two boxes together, one on the other. I went into my knees for that, but still, the day after I began to feel a sore low back, although I didn´t feel any pain the day before when lifting the boxes. After 1 month I consulted with an orthopedist, who ordered a CT. Couldn´t find anything. At this moment, pain was local at the low back. After a few months, pain started to radiate into buttocks, first the right, after another month, the left also. Well, to make it short, after another months of now improvement, I started PT, which I still do today, had an MRI, and visited a total of 3 doctors (one of them even worked on a spine medicine center in France). 2 of them (including the mentioned one) said, the MRI doesn´t show any disc issues, while the other one claimed to see a small protrusion at L4/L5. Thing is, things are pretty much the same since the last year, and I really would like to know if someone here could take a look at the MRI, or knows somebody how would be willing to do so. Nothing seems to work, pain is tolerable, but pretty damn annoying and stands inbetween a lot of daily activities. Fortunately, I sleep just fine, and didn´t wake up at night a single time. Pain is pretty intense at the low back and sit bones when sitting, and when standing, low back and heels do hurt. According to the doctors, this time all three said the same, there are no motory signs, nor damages to the sensitiveness of the nerves. Occasionally I will have a needles-sensation. Other than that, it´s just annoying pain in the lower back and buttocks and hamstrings. Well, if you need any more specific details concerning symptoms, please let me know. I need advice, as PT, ice, rest, everything doesn´t seem to put me on the road of healing. Thanks a lot in advance, Best!

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